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Meridith Jaeger, Interim Director

Meridith HeadshotMeridith holds more than 17 years experience in communication, business development, student mentoring, and project and event management. She is committed to building mutually beneficial partnerships within the community and university. Meridith's role at the Business Success Center involves seeking new growth opportunities, assisting area organizations with fulfilling their vision for success, mentoring students and managing special projects such as AeroInnovate.

Contact Meridith:
(920) 424-2366


Mindie Boynton, Outreach Program Manager

Mindie Boynton

Mindie is a native of Oshkosh who has a broad range of experience in media, community relations, sales and marketing. She is responsible for connecting businesses with University resources to provide value to students, faculty, the university and our community. She is passionate about the community and helping businesses achieve their goals.

Contact Mindie:
(920) 424-3467

Julie Gniewek, Internship and Outreach Program Manager

JulieJulie has over ten years of experience in student leadership and development. She is a collaborative professional committed to developing strong relationships to benefit both students and business partners.  Julie holds a Master's of Science in Organizational Leadership & Quality and a Bachelor's in Psychology.  Julie is passionate about creating meaningful experiences for students and the community to develop and achieve success. In her current position, she is responsible for connecting students and businesses with internship opportunities.

Contact Julie:
(920) 424-2041


Danielle Juan, Operations Manager

Danielle HeadshotDanielle has over six years’ experience in financial services within the Fox Valley. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, and is eager to use her financial and customer service background to help students and businesses achieve success. Danielle is responsible for the Center's finances and daily operations, and also helps with the Survey Success Center. She is committed to helping provide university services to strengthen and provide solutions for the local community. 

Contact Danielle:
(920) 424-3995


Carrie Rule, Outreach Program Manager

Carrie RuleCarrie grew up in Oshkosh and is a proud alumna of UW Oshkosh. Her experience includes sales, marketing and economic development. She also serves on several local and regional boards and committees. Her passion is connecting people, businesses and organizations with the people and resources they need to be successful. 


Contact Carrie:
(920) 424-2367


Steve Slocum, Director of AeroInnovate

 Steve SlocumSteve is a marketing and leadership professional with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit, healthcare, telecommunications industries. Slocum’s interest in aviation runs deep thanks to family involvement in the U.S.Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration and the Experimental Aircraft Association.  He graduated from University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations  and from Concordia University – Wisconsin with a Master of Business Administration degree. As the director of AeroInnovate, Steve is responsible for leading the AeroInnovate business accelerator program and developing and directing strategic and financial plans for all of our educational and economic development initiatives related to aviation.

Contact Steve:
(920) 424-2364


John Tackis, Director of Wisconsin Aerospace Partners


As the newly hired Director, Wisconsin Aerospace Partners WisAP), Mr. Tackis brings a wealth of leadership, knowledge, and experience following 32 years of civil service with the Department of Defense (DoD) and United States Air Force (USAF). He brings with him a full understanding of program management, contracting, financial management, logistic support, and building partnership capacity between the public and private sector.  Mr. Tackis is deeply embedded in aviation/aerospace and is well connected throughout the DoD, Joint Services, and with industry partners across the nation. 

Contact John:
(920) 424-2007

Teresa Dorlack, Accelerator Coordinator

Tess HeadshotTeresa Dorlack is the new Accelerator Coordinator for the Business Success Center. She is responsible for coordinating all logistics, marketing, and event coordination for AeroInnovate, Growth Management Academy, and gBeta. Dorlack graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Leadership. She was recently honored at the National Young Women to Watch Awards for her work empowering young women to pursue careers in male dominated fields.
Contact Teresa: 
(920) 704-3572
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